“That opera is inaccessible or only for a certain group of people is a notion we want to dispel”: Singapore’s The Opera People —


by Indran Paramasivam: In 2018, Jonathan Charles Tay, David Charles Tay and Shridar Mani took it upon themselves to contribute to the cultural vortex of Singaporean art. They formed an opera company called The Opera People (TOP) to celebrate the power of the form on a wider, more contemporary and timely scale. With the aim of updating the centuries-old mode through the incorporation of technology and, more crucially, proving that opera is not a stodgy and antiquated concern far removed from the pulse of modern life, TOP have pledged themselves to staging cutting-edge productions featuring the best multi-disciplinary talent it can harness…

July 10, 2019


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